THIS THURSDAY ANNA BALTZER IN MELBOURNE
What she found would change her outlook on the conflict forever. Her presentation “Life in Occupied Palestine: Eye Witness Stories and Photos” provides an excellent introduction-in a down-to-earth, non-alienating way-to the occupation in Palestine and the nonviolent movement for freedom and equality in the Holy Land.
Through personal stories, Anna describes the human rights abuses Palestinians face daily in the Israeli-occupied West Bank: the humiliation of endless waiting at checkpoints, the devastation of home demolitions to make way for illegal Israeli settlements and the foreboding Separation Wall, the impact on the environment and the struggle to maintain dignity in the face of relentless oppression.
She particularly focuses on the steadfastness and courage of ordinary Palestinians non-violently resisting the usurpation of their land as well as Israeli activism and what can be done globally towards taking informed action, such as boycott, divestment and sanctions.
The presentation is replete with photographic documentation and critical information on issues often misrepresented and ignored in the Western media. Copies of Anna’s book and DVD of her presentation will be available for sale at each of the events.
IF YOU HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THIS CONFLICT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND OR FOLLOW, ANNA WILL CHANGE ALL THAT. SHE WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY THAT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES TO WHAT YOU NEVER SEE ON OUR TV SCREENS. HER STORIES WILL TOUCH YOUR HEARTS AND YOU CANNOT HELP BUT REALISE THE ENORMITY OF WHAT IS HAPPENING ON OUR WATCH.